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Experience New Hampshire by the Glass

Travelers have been attracted to New Hampshire, or the Granite State as it’s often known, since the 1800s. Even back then finding a good, local beer was a cinch (thanks to Frank Jones and his contemporaries). Today’s NH beer scene thrives with a bumper crop of new breweries and beer bars amid the state’s established brew houses. So, whether it’s a slopeside imperial pint, a nano-brewery taster, or samples at a crowded brewfest, working NH beer into your next visit is a no-brainer. Here are just a few ideas for you – and your designated driver.

New Hampshire is awesome

When talking about New Hampshire, people often say we “have it all.” We’re close to the mountains, the ocean, a multitude of lakes, metropolitan areas, beautiful and varied four seasons, and in recent years, breweries of all sizes! New Hampshire has great accolades in terms of health, safety, low taxes, personal income, and livability, and quality of life is often cited as a top reason people both visit and choose to live here.

New Hampshire has six distinct regions, each with their own vibe and offerings and all worth checking out: Great North Woods, White Mountains, Lakes Region, Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee, Monadnock Region, Merrimack Valley, and the Seacoast.

Beyond Brewing NH 

In addition to its great brewing community, New Hampshire is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities such as rock climbing, hiking, swimming, biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, skiing; as well as its cultural activities including historical sites, museums, art galleries, musical entertainment, theatre; and other happenings in sports, shopping, and a plethora of restaurants.

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If you’re a beer adventurer, download the NH beer passport and collect brewery stamps for beer gear prizes. Have fun and tell them to make more beer!

If you want the complete picture download a PDF of the NH Travel & Tourisms complete guide to our brewers, beer knowledge, trivia and a glassware guide. Welcome to #nhbeer.

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Brewing in New Hampshire

BREW NH shared Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library's event.

The History of Brewing in New Hampshire at the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library in #Epping on Friday May 26th. #NHBeer
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Brewing in New Hampshire

Brewing in New Hampshire

May 26, 7:00pm

Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library

Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state's earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Illustrations present evidence of society's changing attitudes towards beer and alcohol consumption over the years. Whether you're a beer connoisseur or a "tea-totaler", this lecture will be enjoyed by adults of all ages. Afterwards, a tasting of New Hampshire beers will be generously provided by Greg & Jane's Beer & Wine Free at 63 Main Street in Epping. All is free and open to the public! This project was made possible with support from the New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.